This month the theme for Self-Care Saturday is finding peace in the pause. It's a recurring theme for me in my daily life. I tend to get busy, hurried, wrapped up in doing and the pause sometimes escapes me. It's wonderful tool to help me slow down. Pause, take a breath, soften the body, and be still. Give it a try. Let me know how it works for you.
I've been thinking a lot about how yoga has changed in its presentation over the years. Back in the late 1970's, when I was introduced to the practice, it was a spiritual practice. There were classes that focused on breath and meditation. The asana (poses) came later. Today, the quest for fitness has taken traditional asana and turned it into a workout. I talk to people who think if they aren't drenched in sweat, they haven't done anything. Don't be fooled. Yoga can be energetic and sweaty AND it can be slow, steady and restorative. Yoga is about turning in, self-examination and reflection.
At Red Door Yoga+, we offer traditional yoga classes. No heat, no goats, no beer. Although, these can be fun and a novelty, it is not our focus. We offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the practice. We are so thankful that you have found yoga and are supporting us. Without you, we would not be here!
If you've been to the studio recently, you've noticed the street construction is finished. It was a long summer of dirt and rerouting traffic. Well worth it. The new sidewalk is wider, the street is smooth and we are set for the upcoming winter months. Thank you for your patience through the process. You may still park in the back and use the back entrance.
We are honored to once again be invited to teach at Camp Ripley. Classes will start in October. It's great to see that our military troops are given the opportunity to participate in yoga and meditation classes!
Remember, we are available for private sessions and group events. This week we've been asked to lead a session for a group of entrepreneurs. They will come to the studio for yoga, journaling and meditation. Keep us in mind when planning your next office event. We can come to you!
In closing, remember to be kind and look for ways to be of service.